Thought

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Title

Thought

Description

Two verse poem about thoughts.

Date

1944-03-20

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Language

Format

One page typewritten document

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SYeomanHT104405v10023

Transcription

[underlined]THOUGHT [/underlined]

We strive for those high thoughts we cannot find :
Are cruelly bound by the inadequacy,
Not of the thought, but of the power to express.
We have eyes, and yet we cannot see –
The blessing of a procreative mind
Inherited from birth, and yet in gloom we grope.

Our thoughts are as lakes in a wilderness
Made parched and arid by our weakness’ sun;
Or as a man, who with great things undone,
And being old and tired, and nearly blind,
Beats angrily upon the bare walls of his room.

28 Mar 44
Tuddenham

Collection

Citation

“Thought,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 1, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30986.

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